Upcoming events

Events, activities and conferences relevant to the users of TERN are listed here. If you would like to feature your event on this page please contact us.

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29 - 29 March 2023

50 Marcus-Clarke St, Canberra

Australia’s Environment 2022 Report Launch

We are delighted to invite you to attend the launch of the latest Australia’s Environment Report on 29 March 2023. Join TERN and Australian National University (ANU) authors in Canberra to hear the latest on the changing condition of our natural resources and ecosystems then engage in discussions and network with peers over morning tea. …

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23 - 28 April 2023

Vienna, Austria & Online

EGU General Assembly 2023

The EGU General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

03 - 07 July 2023

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2023 Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA 2023)

ESA 2023 will be an in-person conference but a limited number of online options will be offered, including live-streamed plenaries, some live-streamed symposia and some of the presentations being made available online after the conference. Each year, the ESA offers conference attendees the option to contribute $30 as part of their conference registration fee to …

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09 - 14 July 2023

Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

The 25th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2023)

The 25th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2023) will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, from Sunday 9 to Thursday 13 July 2023 with a workshop day on Friday 14 July. ASOR will be joining us again for the National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research. The International Environmental Modelling …

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11 - 13 July 2023

Brno, Czech Republic

FLUXNET Annual Meeting 2023

The FLUXNET Community Council is very excited to announce the first FLUXNET conference in over five years. Please save the date (July 11-13th 2023) and plan to join us in Brno, Czech Republic. The meeting will be held in-person, with remote virtual participation options, and is graciously hosted by our colleagues at Czech Globe – Global …

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26 - 27 July 2023

Brisbane or via Zoom

TERN Biennial Science Symposium

The TERN Science Symposium 2023 is a forum for sharing transdisciplinary and traditional approaches to ecosystem science research, technological development, data system innovation, collaboration and action. This is an advance invitation to participate in person in Brisbane or via Zoom in the second TERN Biennial Science Symposium – to be held over two days, Wednesday 26 …

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28 August 2023 - 01 September 2023

UNSW Sydney, Australia

11th International Conference on Urban Climate

The International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) warmly invite you to the joint 11th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC11) to be held in Sydney, Australia, from August 28th to September 1st, 2023.

04 - 08 September 2023

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

International Association for Vegetation Science 65th Annual Symposium (IAVS 2023)

The symposium theme is ‘The Future of Vegetation in the 22nd Century’. Given the stark manifestations of climate change in recent years, both globally and in Australia, IAVS 2023 presents an important opportunity for the world’s vegetation scientists to meet, take stock of recent events and recalibrate predictions about the prospects for the world’s vegetation by the …

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12 - 13 September 2023

Shine Dome, Canberra, Australia & Online

Integrated Earth 2023

Integrated Earth 2023 will be a two-day symposium held at the Shine Dome on Ngunnawal Country (Canberra) that aims to integrate Earth systems expertise and data better to address complex Earth systems challenges that Australia faces. This event will be run in a face-to-face hybrid format from 12 – 13 September 2023 and free for …

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26 - 30 September 2023

Darwin, Australia

The 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2023)

The Scientific Program Committee is inviting abstracts for new individual oral presentations, lightning talks and poster presentations, as well as accepted symposia, training courses and workshops to be held at SER2023, the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2023). The conference will be held in person on 26-30 September 2023 in Darwin, Australia with a separate opportunity for …

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16 - 18 October 2023

National Convention Centre, Canberra

PLC23: Unite For Nature

It’s official! ALCA’s flagship annual Private Land Conservation Conference, PLC23 has been confirmed to take place on Ngunnawal Country at the National Canberra Convention Centre from Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 October 2023. Our programming group is working to create an exciting and thought-provoking program addressing the PLC23 conference theme: Unite for Nature.

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23 - 27 October 2023

Kigali Conventionl Centre, Kigali, Rawanda

WCRP Open Science Conference 2023

The Conference will highlight advances and challenges in research on the coupled Earth System. It will feature sessions on modelling, observations, and the development of climate information for society. There will be a strong focus on climate risk, including the consequences, likelihoods and responses to the impacts of climate change.

Events archive

A list of some of the key TERN events and links to presentations, recordings and more information.

2023 Ecosystem Observations Webinars

1 March 2023

‘Linking drone & satellite acquired data for effective ecosystem monitoring’

Professor Arko Lucieer (Remote Sensing – University of Tasmania)
Assoc Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou (Marine Science – Deakin University)
Assoc Prof Karen Joyce (Earth and Environmental Science – James Cook University)

Q&A Report

2022 Ecosystem Webinars

2 November 2022

‘Economics of the environment – natural capital accounting’

Natasha Cadenhead (UQ), Adjunct Professor Mike Grundy, (TERN Specialist Advisor; Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists; Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney) & Professor Hugh Possingham, (TERN Advisory Board Chair; Professor, University of Queensland)

Q&A Report

7 September 2022

‘Techology for conservation – traces of biodiversity’

Dr Emma Spencer (WWF-Australia), Dr Myles Menz (JCU), Allyson Marpartida (CDU) & Assoc Prof Susan Fuller (QUT)

Q&A Report

6 July 2022

‘Monitoring Threatened Species’

Dr Ashley Leedman, Dr Holly Sitters, & Dr Geoff Heard

 4 May 2022

‘Agriculture and ecosystems’

Dr Ben Macdonald, Prof Peter Grace & Dr Anna Hopkins

2 March 2022

‘Forecasting Ecosystem Changes’

Dist. Prof. Belinda Medlyn, Prof. Glenda Wardle & Dr Alistair Hobday

The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

1 December 2021

Eloise Nation, Dr Tim McVicar & Assoc. Prof. Sally Thompson

‘Water in our Ecosystems: issues and opportunities’

Q&A Report

6 October 2021

Dr Dan Metcalfe, Dr Xihua Yang & Dr Tim Wardlaw

‘Extreme Events – why do we need environmental data?’ 

Q&A Report

4 August 2021

Prof. Andy Pitman, Dr Ivan Hanigan & Prof. Lauren Rickards

‘Climate modelling in Australia – what’s the use?’ 

Q&A Report

2 June 2021

Dr Ian Cresswell, Dr Anna Richards and Prof. Lindsay Hutley.

‘Resilience in Australia’s ecosystems.’

Q&A Report

7 April 2021

Dr Michelle Heupel, Dr Elisa Bayraktarov & Sharon Tickell.

‘The Australian sea-change phenomenon – an ecosystem monitoring perspective.’

Ecosystem Observations, TERN Seminar Series

4 November 2020

Assoc. Prof. Ben Sparrow, Dr Sandra Walpole & Dr Teresa Eyre.

Standardising environmental information collection: harmonising Australia’s approaches.’

2 September 2020

Assoc. Prof. Will Edwards & Jo Owens,

‘Introducing TERN’s Queensland SuperSites and using TERN flux tower and satellite-derived data to improve evapotranspiration and groundcover modelling.‘


1 July 2020

Prof. Stuart Phinn, Dr Peter Scarth & Alexis McIntyre

‘Effectively linking Australian Government with industry environmental monitoring using research infrastructure and research.’

Other TERN Webinars

17 August 2021

That’s Elementary, My Dear: Satellites that detect environmental change

A National Science Week event with Prof. Graciela Metternicht discussing how satellite info can solve Earth’s mysteries.

11 February 2021

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance annual report seminar recording

Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, the Lead of TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance platform, provides an update on the highlights and challenges of 2020 and a preview of the team’s plans for 2021. The webinar includes a brief introduction to TERN, its ecosystem surveillance monitoring infrastructure platform, and a summary of the work of the sub-teams within the group including research and development, field, technical, operations and communication.

OzFlux Ecosystem Exchange Webinar Series

18 August 2021

Dr Peter Isaac and Prof. Elise Pendall

‘Estimating ecosystem respiration from flux tower and chamber data: insights from Cumberland Plain.’

4 May 2021

Dr Jamie Cleverly

‘The ecological processes that shape Australia’s ecosystems.’

4 March 2021

Dr Caitlin Moore

‘Bioenergy crop fluxes and an a-maize-ing conundrum.’ 

OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of OzFlux—the TERN-supported Australian and New Zealand eddy-covariance flux research community.  This virtual conference celebrated and reflected on the achievements of OzFlux and its contributions to global flux science. It also examined lessons learnt and the future contribution of flux data to ecosystem forecasting capabilities.

Click here to access recordings of the sessions.